In an age where items like cell phones and laptop computers seem to get smaller everyday, Lafayette General Imaging is bucking the trend in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The new MAGNETOM Espree™ by Siemens, an industry leader in medical solutions, can provide one of the most patient-friendly MRI experiences available today.
The open design of the MAGNETOM Espree gives patients generous amounts of head and elbow room, boasting nearly a foot above the patient's head and more than 27 inches from side to side. The MAGNETOM Espree can also be less traumatic for younger patients; because of its open design bodily contact is possible during the scan so a child undergoing an exam could hold a grown-up’s hand for comfort. While the MAGNETOM Espree may be bigger, the actual exam time is getting shorter. Using a powerful 1.5 Tesla magnet, patients will be in and out quicker than ever before.